William W. Horton Esq.

Jones Walker LLP


Bill Horton is a partner with Jones Walker LLP and serves as head of the firm’s Birmingham, Alabama office and co-leader of the firm’s Healthcare Industry Team. He maintains a national practice representing health care providers and other businesses in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, securities and corporate finance law, regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters.


Mr. Horton is a nationally known speaker and author on health care law, corporate and securities law, and professional responsibility. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Duke University School of Law, Mr. Horton served from 1985 to 1986 as a law clerk to United States District Judge James H. Hancock (Northern District of Alabama), and was general counsel of HealthSouth Corporation, one of the nation’s largest health care services providers, from 1994 to 2003.


In addition to his practice, Mr. Horton also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law and as a clinical associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, and is the founding President of the National Board of Health Lawyers, a specialty certification organization.


Mr. Horton is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bloomberg Law and ABA Health Law Section treatise Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Practical Perspectives.